Rules and Spirit

Beach Ultimate is played in three formats: Open (men), Women, and Mixed (co-ed). In addition to the regular divisions where there are no age limits on the players, there are also Master (W30+/M33+), Grandmaster (40+), and Great GrandMaster (50+) divisions.

BULA recognizes two different sets of rules: 4-on-4-Beach Ultimate and 5-on-5 Beach Ultimate with the appropriate Championship Appendix. Both are aligned with the WFDF Official Rules.

The BULA and WFDF World Championships, as well as most leagues and tournaments worldwide, are played 5-on-5. On the other hand the biggest Beach Ultimate event in the world, Wildwood, and well as the legendary Boracay Open in the Philippines are played 4-on-4.


Spirit of the Game Scoring

BULA recognizes that Spirit of the Game (SOTG) is a pillar of disc sports and all BULA Recommended events use a system to teach and celebrate good Spirit. The most common system is the official WFDF & BULA Spirit of the Game scoring system. This scoring system took over 10 years to develop and has grown into a comprehensive Spirit evaluation and educational tool with great examples. However, there are some other scoring systems such as the Sushi Sheet meant more for fun and hat tournaments.

A Spirit Circle after the game in meant to encourage discussion of possible issues that arose during the game, encourages positive feedback, and creates better understanding between players.

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